Accident Eurocopter AS 350B3+ Ecureuil 5Y-SDL,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 348157
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Date:Monday 20 November 2023
Time:c. 12:03 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter AS 350B3+ Ecureuil
Owner/operator:Prime Aviation Ltd
Registration: 5Y-SDL
MSN: 4296
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wajir Airport (WJR/HKWJ) -   Kenya
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Wajir Airport (WJR/HKWJ)
Destination airport:Arbajahan
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Eurocopter AS 350B3+ Ecureuil crashed at taxiway A less than a minute after takeoff from Wajir Airport (WJR/HKWJ) when it was transporting examination papers to Arbajahan.
The helicopter lifted off from Wajir airport’s remote apron and turned left for departure to Arbajahan. Abeam runway 15, the pilot reported turning back to the apron and was cleared by the tower. At this point the helicopter was observed from the tower to have lost altitude and crashed at taxiway A towards the intersection of Taxiways A and H.
One occupant sustained serious injuries and two sustained minor injuries and the helicopter received substantial damage


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Revision history:

20-Nov-2023 12:47 harro Added
20-Nov-2023 15:00 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities, Phase, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Nov-2023 17:44 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Category]
21-Nov-2023 17:52 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Dec-2023 08:53 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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